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Old 08-27-2002, 12:02 AM
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Smile 1995 S320. Warranty going to cover...

Purchased an after market warranty in February
from ProGuard. Took car into shop for estimate on
items that needed repair. The shop quoted $5500.00
and a long list of to dos...

Warranty company said take to the dealer and get
2nd opion. I did this and they found following:

ABS/ARS light comes on. Will need a brake lamp
switch. Not covered. Dealer wants $183.00.
Is this a part I can buy and put on myslef?


Power steering pump bad. This is covered.

Lower ball joints and control arm bushing bad. This is covered.

Head gasket leak. This is covered.


Trans flex line bad. Wants $132.00. Again, can I
purchase and put on myself? Cost?

Very happy that the main items are covered. I
hated to put out $2000 on the warranty in
February. Now glad that I did.

Just for ****s and giggles, what does a head gasket
repair cost these days?

Many Thanks for you help.

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Old 08-27-2002, 06:05 AM
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Location: Soperton, Ga. USA
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I feel a competent diyer could do the brake line switch and the transmission flex lines. This is assuming that you are talking about the flexible lines that attach to the tranny cooler portion of the radiator.
Just guessing - I figure a head gasket job goes for between $1000 and $1500 these days - parts and labor.
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Old 08-27-2002, 06:23 PM
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I replaced a leaking trans line last winter in about 15 minutes ... most of the time was taking off the chassis shield.

Piece of cake.

Part was about $14 if I recall. Short hose with metal protector sleeve.
George Stephenson
1991 350 SDL (200K and she ain't bent, yet)
former 2002 E320 4Matic Wagon - good car
former 1985 300 CD - great car
former 1981 300 TD - good car
former 1972 280 SEL - not so good car
a couple of those diesel Rabbits ...40-45 mpg
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